One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, may you be boppin’ forever John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993):


Hard Bop fans, how ’bout some exemplary blowing Afro-Cuban style?


Kenny on trumpet, J.J. Johnson on trombone, Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Cecil Payne on baritione sax, Horace Silver on piano, Oscar Petiford on bass, Art Blakey on drums, and Carlos ‘Potato’ Valdes on conga … f**k yeah!